A simple way to enjoy your beef ossobuco. I like this dish as it has its own flavour and whichever spices or flavourings you use, are really just to enhance its richness.
The trick is to cook it low, slow and with love.
- 4 beef shanks.
- 1 large sliced onion.
- 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped.
- I green pepper.
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste.
- A pinch of sugar.
- 1 tablespoon spice blend of equal parts ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- 2 tbsp of all purpose flour
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- A splash of Worcestershire sauce.
- A splash of balsamic vinegar.
- 2 chopped tomatoes.
- Cooking oil.
- 1 small bunch of coriander chopped and some lemon zest.
Mix the flour, spice blend and salt and pepper on a wide plate.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a large saucepan.
Dry the ossobucco pieces and dredge them in the flour mixture. Shake off excess flour and fry in the oil till brown all round then set aside.
In the same pan, fry your onion and mix well till soft, before adding the garlic and green pepper. Add the tomato paste and the sauce and vinegar as well as the sugar, stir well.
Add the ossobuco pieces to the pan…
…and some water to just cover them.. then add the chopped tomato on top.
Cover and simmer on low for 2 hours, till the meat is ready and tender. Once ready, sprinkle with the coriander and lemon.
Cook your spaghetti as per the pack instructions and plate.
Worth a try right?
You can also check out these other tasty beef ossobuco recipes already on the blog:-